Findings on happiness in Litchfield et al. (2012): study AL 2005

Author(s)Litchfield, J.; Reilly, B; Veneziani, M.
TitleAn Analysis of Life Satisfaction in Albania: An Heteroscedastic Ordered Probit Model Approach.
SourceJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, Vol. 81, 731 - 741
PublicWorking aged (15-65), Albania, 2005
Survey nameAL AlLSMS 2005
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =2923
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question By bearing in mind the last 12 months, are you on the wholer satisfied or dissatisfied with your present life? 4 fully satisfied 3 rather satisfied 2 less than satisfied 1 not satisfied at all - no answer
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.752.51

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Community_organizationL17ab01Local social cohesion
Educational levelE01ab02Level of school-education
Employed on household businessE02ae01Family business
Household headI01ad02Main breadwinner
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
IllnessH14ab02dChronic illness
InsideWCH22ab03Quality of current dwelling
Land disputeL17ab01Local social cohesion
Live aloneH20ab01Living alone or not
LN of real per capita household consumptionC10ab02aAbsolute level
LocationR01ab01Region in Albania
MaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
MarriedM02acLiving as married
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenC03ab02Children in the household
Number of friendsF06abCurrent number of friends
Out of labor forceE02ab04Not in labour force
Population increaseL11aaDevelopment of local demographic conditions
PyramidL06ab02Specific current life-events
ReligionR12acCurrent religious denomination
Self employed or employerE02ae03Self employed
Size of dwellingH22ab03eSurface of house
TheftsL17ab02Safety in vinicity
UnemployedE02ab03Unemployed involuntary